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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

How much does it cost to travel to Lahore?

You should plan to spend around $57 (P₨15,820) per day on your vacation in Lahore. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 (P₨3,792) on meals
  • $9.96 (P₨2,769) on local transportation
  • $74 (P₨20,582) on hotels

A one week trip to Lahore for two people costs, on average, $797 (P₨221,478). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Lahore cost?

A one week trip to Lahore usually costs around $399 (P₨110,739) for one person and $797 (P₨221,478) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lahore on average costs around $797 (P₨221,478) for one person and $1,594 (P₨442,956) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lahore will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lahore on average costs around $1,708 (P₨474,596) for one person and $3,416 (P₨949,191) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Lahore has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Lahore expensive to visit?

Lahore is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Pakistan, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Lahore is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Wuyuan or Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Lahore Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Lahore?

The average Lahore trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Lahore travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) P₨20,582 ($74)
Local Transportation 1 P₨2,769 ($10)
Food 2 P₨3,792 ($14)
Entertainment 1 P₨1,409 ($5)
Alcohol 2 P₨679 - 2,036 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Lahore
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lahore is $37 (P₨10,291). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lahore is $74 (P₨20,582). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Lahore

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Lahore based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $41. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lahore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lahore is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.96 (P₨2,769) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lahore.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Lahore
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lahore can vary, the average cost of food in Lahore is $14 (P₨3,792) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lahore should cost around $5.46 (P₨1,517) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lahore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Lahore
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lahore typically cost an average of $5.07 (P₨1,409) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Lahore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.88 (P₨1,357) on alcoholic beverages in Lahore per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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Lahore on a Budget
Lahore Lahore, Pakistan
As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.
Lahore is the showcase for Mughal architecture in Pakistan-since for more than 200 years, Lahore was a thriving cultural center of the great Mughal Empire. Mughal Emperors beautified Lahore with palaces, gardens, and mosques. One of the most famous examples is the Lahore Fort, a massive structure and UNESCO site where the Mughals built their imperial quarters, followed by the Sikhs. It also houses a museum dedicated to the Sikh period of the 18th century. Another iconic Mughal landmark is the Badshahi Masjid (or Royal Mosque) and the Alamgiri gateway to the fort. The mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and was long the largest mosque in the world. Visitors must adhere to strict dress code upon entering. The Shalimar Gardens, a three-tiered formal garden built in the 1600s by the Mughals, is also a popular attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located to the east of the Fort and Mosque, which are both located within the old Walled City.
The heart of Lahore is the Walled or Inner City, a very densely populated area of about one square kilometer. The Walled city is one of oldest in the world, featuring most of Lahore's landmarks such as the Lahore Fort, the Badshahi Mosque, the Minar-e-Pakistan or the Eiffel Tower of Pakistan, the beautifully tiled Wazir Khan Mosque, and a number of small shrines and palaces. Around the Inner city, there are many gates surviving from the original brick wall that once protected it. Once of the most famous is the Raushnai Gate, or the "Gate of Light," located between the royal mosque and the citadels. Mall Road, south of the Walled City, is another part of Lahore that features most of the city's museums and galleries as well as a zoo, stadium, gardens, and library. The suburbs of Gulberg and Defence, further from the city center, feature palatial mansions and trendy shopping districts.

As a cultural hub, Lahore has plenty of historical sites, landmarks, museums, and galleries dedicated to showcasing the history, art, and culture of the city. Many days can be spent visiting these places and absorbing the richness of all there is to see and do. Sample the best of the local food on the street of Gowal Mandi, or discover all kinds of treasures at some of Lahore's markets and bazaars such as the Anarkali and Ichra Bazaars.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Pakistan largely revolves around kebabs served with rice or flatbreads. Kebabs are cooked meat dishes that can vary with different kinds of beef, lamb, and chicken all seasoned with herbs and spices. There are also a variety of flatbreads, usually referred to as naan, which are commonly used to pick up and eat liquid foods as utensils are not commonly used during meals in Pakistan. Other popular Pakistani specialties include a whole roasted chicken called charga, a seasoned chicken and rice dish called biryani, a spicy barbequed chicken called chicken tikka, a thick stew-like mix of meat, lentils, and wheat grains called haleem, and a thick gravy made from local spices and either chicken or beef called nihari. A vegetarian soup called daal is also common as are black and green teas. Flavored with cardamom and a lot of sugar, tea is referred to as chai in Pakistan. In Lahore, the "food street" of Gowal Mandi is a must-visit for dinner. The street is full of shops selling fine Lahori fare from kebab to sweets in an atmosphere amidst traditional architecture.

A visit to Pakistan requires a visa for most nationalities. Some can be obtained on arrival; however, to be safe it is best to apply for a visa in advance.

Allama Iqbal International Airport is located about 20-30 minutes from the city center of Lahore. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers from the city to the airport. The airport is a major hub for Pakistan International Airlines, which offers flights to the rest of Pakistan, as well as Qatar, Dubai, Bangkok, Europe, North America, and South-East Asia. Other airlines operating in and out of Lahore include Thai Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Shaheen Airlines, Air Blue, Saudi Airlines, and more.

There is also a railway station near Lahore's city center for travel within Pakistan. Buses are also commonly used.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.